Traumatized by TSA

WARNING: Post contains salty language.

Okay, anyone who’s been following this blog for any length of time knows that I don’t think too highly of the TSA. (And by TSA, I mean all airport security.) Here’s just a little more fuel for that. Jesus people. THINK. Christ, did all the good agents end up leaving? Or do they just not work on the front lines? What is it? I’m assuming they exist…

Just to be fair, there are a few stories in here that aren’t horrible. It’s just… no matter what technology you’ve started using, when you lose the simple part of being *human* and making smart decisions, then you have a problem. Also, don’t be a mealy-mouthed shit. If you did something, cop to it.

Leaked DHS memo: Pornoscanners don’t work (Boing Boing) — No shit, Sherlock

TSA waste and corruption: the greatest hits (Boing Boing) — If only I could be bothered to look at all of this data for every agency. I’m sure I’d be more pissed off.

TSA orders baby off plane (Boing Boing) — Idiots

Naked airport guy is a happy mutant and is fighting the bogus charge against him (Boing Boing)

FAA puts man who recorded in-flight bird collision on double secret probation (Boing Boing)

Airport vendors allowed to hire workers without full background checks (Security Director News)

TSA agents discover “anomaly in crotch area” of 79-year-old woman (Boing Boing)

Screwed by the TSA? Now there’s an app for that. (Boing Boing) — I should see if they’ve got an affiliate link or something, cuz I’m sure there’s a market.

This week in TSA awfulness: a recap of recent American airport atrocities (Boing BOing)

Newark Terminal C evacuated because TSA forgot to screen a tiny baby (Boing Boing)

UK Border Authority orders Heathrow to suppress evidence of massive customs queues (Boing BOing)

How to Blow Through Airport Security for Only $100 (The Awl)

Who did the TSA terrorize today? A 4-year-old girl. Why? She hugged her grandma. (Boing Boing)

TSA screeners in LA ran drug ring, took narco bribes (Boing Boing)

TSA agents harass 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and developmental disability (Boing Boing)

Global airport security expenditures expected to reach $45B by 2018 (Security Director News) — This is a big issue. This cannot be allowed to happen.

95 year old veteran and 85-year-old friend humiliated, searched and robbed at San Diego TSA checkpoint (Boing BOing) — See this? This is one of the reasons I argue that the terrorists are winning when we add security layers. We are living in “terror.” Fuck that noise.

TSA pilots new technology to catch fraudulent documents (Security Director News)

TSA program to turn jumped-up mall cops into mind-readers didn’t work (Boing Bong)

Naked Portlandian man protests TSA screening injustice through nakedness (BOing Boing)

Why the DHS’s pre-crime biometric profiling is doomed to fail, and will doom passengers with its failures (Boing Boing) — Because sociopaths and mass murderers tend to be calm, cool, collected, and confident. They don’t *fucking trigger* the *warnings* because they *don’t feel the emotions* like the poor bastard with the flight phobia.

Why Airport Security Is Broken—And How To Fix It (The Wall Street Journal)

TSA waste infographic (Boing Boing)

TSA Blog boasts of nabbing soup smuggler (Boing Boing)

TSA saves America from 16yo diabetic, breaks $10K insulin pump which totally could have been a bomb (Boing Boing)

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